"The most important thing is the founding team," said Hansi Hansmann, prominent Austrian business angel, in an interview with Der Standard. He was talking about his top criteria for investing. "Is there someone clearly leading who can withstand the enormous pressure? Because it's a 24-hour job, seven days a week."
Here at ViennaUP, we know there is no substitute for face-to-face time, whether with great founders and driven teams or with like-minded business angels, VCs, corporates, and even private equity investors. That's why we have put together the program track just for investors: #InvestBrilliantly.
The program of ViennaUP'23 is a colorful collage of foresight concepts, technologies, and, most importantly, events - a chance to talk to people behind the pitches and investments. Should it be to choose amongst ideas from 70 competing countries, listen to a championship of pitches, support female leadership, or discuss your impressions with other investors, right is at your feet!
A sneak peek into the buzzing beehive:
- On the hunt for early-stage rising stars and fearless founders?
Then The Startup World Cup, Startup Live ViennaUP'23, Pitch Night by EU-Startups and Let them Pitch by CONDA Crowdinvesting are the stops for you. These competitions turn local heroes into international superstars!
- Want to meet others in the investor ecosystem?
At the Investors Lunch, by Female Founders & aaia, extraordinary women from tech and innovation will get together to diversify the industry!
The "Global Incubator Network Austria" is hosting the "Investors & Speakers Dinner" - a highly exclusive informal gathering for angel investors, VCs and CVCs, and ViennaUP'23 speakers and organizers. Together with events such as 0100 Conference DACH, and the Investors Breakfast, it is a great opportunity to mingle among like-minded individuals.
And if your work focuses on impact, make sure you are part of the Impact Days at Vienna's Hofburg Palace!
- Want to expand your network?
Visit "GINspiration - Connecting International Startups with the Austrian Innovation Ecosystem", a fun evening at the ViennaUP Homebase.
Or register for Connect Day 2023, the festival's largest matchmaking event.
1MillionStartups Global Conference has the SDGs in mind, and its venue is the Metaverse!
Or join the Founder & Investor Talk #86 with Theresa Imre, hosted by the TU Wien Innovation Incubation Center, or hop into #MOI2023 Insurance Innovation Day.
This year's ViennaUP will satisfy your thirst for valuable personal connection, exchange of know-how, groundbreaking ideas, and lucrative investment opportunities!